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Vikas Swarup appointed Secretary of Overseas Indian Affairs

Vikas Swarup appointed Secretary of Overseas Indian Affairs

Senior diplomat Vikas Swarup has been appointed as Secretary, Overseas Indian Affairs.

Swarup has been appointed as the Secretary, (consular, passport, visa and Overseas Indian affairs) in the External Affairs Ministry with effect from August 1, 2019, the order said which is issued by the Personnel Ministry on July 12.

Swarup, a 1986-batch officer of the Indian Foreign Service, is at present India's High Commissioner in Ottawa.

The Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs was a ministry of the Government of India. It was dedicated to all matters relating to the Indian diaspora around the world. It is founded in May 2004. The Ministry was merged with the Ministry of External Affairs on 7 January 2016.

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